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#371303 - 03/28/12 12:13 AM Tube Heaven
exlabdriver Online   content

Registered: 09/07/11
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Tonight I am the happy ebay winner of a hardly used (30 hours) Yaquin MC-100B Tube Integrated Amp that was for sale in Anacortes, WA. So, except for a couple of ferry rides, it is not too far from me. It's an early birthday present to myself!

I got it for a good price (saved about $150) from an electronics guy who checked it all out for seviceability. It has some upgraded, expensive Telefunken tubes which makes it an even better buy.

Mine is the gold coloured one with 4 dark green PS Covers that will drive my AX2s & Velodyne sub combo in my audio system. Only a CDP will be attached - nice & simple.

Specs here:

It joins my 16 vintage tube radios from the 1930s to 1950s that I've accumulated over the past few years. I think that I'm in tube heaven.

The only trouble is that I'll need a block & tackle to hoist it onto its perch...


#371305 - 03/28/12 12:25 AM Re: Tube Heaven [Re: exlabdriver]
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Registered: 03/16/02
Posts: 2726
Loc: CA, USA
Congratulations exlabdriver. Let us know how it works for you. I've had my eye on those Yaquins. They seem to be popular in UK. Which CDP are you using.

I've used a 5wpc SET with a pair of M3Tis and a Velodyne sub, some Mapleshade Clearview Golden Helix speaker wire, Maple Audio interconnects and an Ah! Njoe Tjoeb upgraded tube output CDP. That was audio nirvana.

Good luck to you!

PS, I've got a gorgeous HH Scott tube tuner which sounds pretty great for a mono unit.
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#371306 - 03/28/12 01:13 AM Re: Tube Heaven [Re: exlabdriver]
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7421
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Congrats on the nice integrated amp, exlabdriver! Let us know what you think when you get everything hooked up.

Oh, and pics, too! (now that Mark has gone through the trouble of making step-by-step instructions how to post em)
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#371312 - 03/28/12 02:57 AM Re: Tube Heaven [Re: St_PatGuy]
lucv13 Offline

Registered: 05/07/08
Posts: 103
Loc: London ON Canada
Nice looking IA, looking forward to hearing your impressions

#371348 - 03/28/12 01:04 PM Re: Tube Heaven [Re: exlabdriver]
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Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

Very nice Tam, I look forward to your impression.

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#371349 - 03/28/12 01:10 PM Re: Tube Heaven [Re: exlabdriver]
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Gorgeous. And wow, that's heavy... but for that much tube power, I can't say I'm surprised! Congrats!
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#371355 - 03/28/12 02:06 PM Re: Tube Heaven [Re: exlabdriver]
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i want one . or at leasst to hear one.
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#371357 - 03/28/12 02:30 PM Re: Tube Heaven [Re: exlabdriver]
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Loc: Tacoma
Nothing but Cool. Enjoy!
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#371364 - 03/28/12 03:39 PM Re: Tube Heaven [Re: exlabdriver]
Murph Offline

Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6884
Loc: PEI, Canada
Very cool. Not much for the grill. It reminds me of Planet of the Apes for some reason. I love the look of open tubes without it though.
With great power comes Awesome irresponsibility.

#371366 - 03/28/12 03:52 PM Re: Tube Heaven [Re: exlabdriver]
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Registered: 09/07/11
Posts: 1149
There will be no grill covering those lovely tubes in my set up. Mind you, I have no little people running around either, only cats.

I like the naked look as well...


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